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Picture of goldendock Plant press of Golden dock
Golden dock
Rumex maritimus L. var. fueginus (Phil.) Dusen


Plant Description:

  • Highly branched plant growing up to 60 cm tall
  • Leaves are long and sword-shaped
  • Greenish-brown flowers are in dense clusters along the stem
  • Occurs in wet areas, usually in salty soil conditions
  • Can cause skin irritation and should not be eaten as it will irritate the kidneys
  • The leaves contain a poisonous acid
  • Found Stops 1, 3, and 8


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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